Congresses: Why we’re recommending consensus option – APC



All Progressives Congress (APC) says it is recommending consensus option for election of party officials at all levels in the forthcoming congresses reduce possible acrimony.

Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary, APC and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), said this in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja.

“For us, to consideration the need accommodate everyone because APC is a party for all Nigerians.

“We are encouraging states adopt the consensus arrangement because it saves costs and reduces acrimony.

“That is why when you look at Article 20 of our Constitution which talks about elections, the first thing is for members try reaching consensus,” he said.

Akpanudoedehe added that when the consensus option failed, party members could then cast ballots.

He said that the party was making sure that it did not leave any room for the opposition sponsor people cause confusion within its fold.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that APC’s congresses/conventions are expected commence on July 31 with ward congresses. (NAN)